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Weeds - HOT 'Hemptress' Covers Season 5 DVD and Blu-ray Finalized Date, Pricing and Extras!

Bonus-filled 2-BD or 3-DVD set both available on January 19th

Posted by David Lambert
    The hemptress is back! Pot-selling soccer mom Nancy Botwin (Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Mary-Louise Parker) returns for her most addictive adventures yet in the complete fifth season of Showtime's hit series, "Weeds." Nancy's taken her business south and now faces a whole new crop of crazy problems. Follow the Queen of Green as she fights to keep her family in line and her enemies out of her stash in this intoxicatingly entertaining DVD and Blu-ray collection. Weeds: Season Five includes all 13 episodes of the fifth season, which originally aired in the summer of 2009, and is loaded with special features including commentaries with cast and crew, a gag reel, newly produced featurettes, webisodes and more. In addition, Weeds: Season Five is taking "green" to a higher level as the DVD set will be packaged using 100% recycled paper and DVD trays.

    When Nancy took her homegrown business south of the border, she found the grass wasn't greener on the other side. Now she's pregnant with the child of a powerful politician turned dangerous drug lord - or is she? Doug and Silas are trying to branch out on their own, Andy is looking to score and Celia attempts to turn the tables on her kidnappers. With enemies out to smoke the Queen of Green, Nancy's sure to find a whole new crop of trouble. Co-starring Elizabeth Perkins (Fierce People) and Kevin Nealon (TV's "Saturday Night Live,"), Weeds: Season Five also features appearances by Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, 1995) and singer Alanis Morissette (TV's "Nip/Tuck"). Hilarious and subversive, "Weeds" is the hit that put the herb in suburb!
Over a month ago we had the scoop that Lionsgate Entertainment was planning a January release for Weeds - Season 5 on both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc. At the time the release date was the 12th, but today Lionsgate formally announced the finalized details of these releases. The official release date is now a week later than our early reports had put it at, on January 19th.

The Blu-ray Disc version comes on 2 discs, with episodes presented in high-definition 1080p widescreen video. Audio is English 7.1, with subtitles provided in English and Spanish. Cost is $39.97 SRP, but at the time of this writing (subject to change without notice, at Amazon's discretion) you can pre-order it for $27.99 after Amazon's discount. Package art is below.

The DVD edition of Weeds - Season 5 is a 3-disc set presented in anamorphic widescreen video and English 5.1 audio. English and Spanish subtitles are on board here, too, plus closed captioning for the hearing impaired. The list price is $39.98 SRP, but Amazon is taking pre-orders at $25.99 (again, that discounted price is subject to change without notice, at Amazon's discretion). DVD packaging can be found at the bottom.

Besides 13 episodes running 286 minutes long, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases both have the following bonus material:
  • Commentary with writer Jenji Kohan, cast, and crew
  • "History of Weed" Featurette
  • "Yes We Cannabis" Featurette
  • "Crazy Love: A Guide To The Dysfunctional Relationships of Weeds" Featurette
  • Gag Reel
  • "Little Titles by Jenji Kohan"
  • "University of Andy" Webisodes
  • "Really Backstage With Kevin Nealon" Featurette
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